Prayer  letter

from the week of oct 12

I Lift My Eyes To The Mountains – Where Does My Help Come From?
My Help Comes From The LORD, The Maker Of Heaven And Earth.”  
Psalms 121.1-2

Prayer Matters.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5.16-25

My dad is dying. We’ve been on this journey with him the past seven months and it has been hard. But let me tell you, God has been with us the entire way and oh, so many sweet blessings we’ve received. We don’t know how much longer we have with him – could be months. Or not. But we do know the moments we get to be by his side are moments we will treasure the rest of our lives. God is good and he is faithful. We trust in his timing and in his sovereignty. He is our peace.

How are you trusting and thanking God today? How can we be weaving God’s promises into the prayers we lift up for our church families’ requests in this letter? Prayer matters and God is listening.

With great expectation in Father God,
Ericka Clark

our praises

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5.16-18

  • Pastor Appreciation Month!  Praising God for Pastors Bill, Curt and Alex!  May the Lord bless them richly in all areas of their lives as they seek Holy Spirit’s guidance in leading and shepherding our church family. 
  • Praising God, we can worship together again in the church!
  • I am thankful the Lord leads me to helpful scripture – Philippians 4.6-7 gave me peace of mind.
  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • It meant so much to us to be back in the sanctuary on Sunday – nourishment for our souls!
  • I am so thankful for a great vacation at the beach with family last week. Thanks be to God!
  • Praise God our granddaughter who was infected with Covid19 is well and recovering.
  • Oh, how we loved seeing people in our church - wonderful to worship God together Sunday!
  • We are thankful for the worship viewing options since our family can’t meet yet in person.
  • Thank you for the prayers and Thank you, Jesus for healing my daughter as she recovers from brain aneurysm surgery last week.
  • God has been healing family members during this difficult time – I am thankful!
  • Praising God for Darrell’s good health!
  • Thank you, Jesus! Ken is Covid19 free! Thank you for your prayers.
  • Praise Jesus for our youth volunteers.
  • Praise Jesus for our book delivery volunteers (for Adams students).
  • Thank you, Lord, for bringing our two churches and cultures together - one family. ¡Gracias Señor!

Our prayer requests

“Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” I Thessalonians 5.25

  • Prayer for the family of Doug Peters as they mourn his recent passing. May the family be filled with God’s peace and comfort.
  • Pray safe travels for me to see family in Spokane.
  • Please join me in prayer, asking God for healing, support, and peace for my friend Anna, a Covid19 patient, who is isolated in an Anchorage hospital.
  • Father God, please continue healing my daughter as she recovers from major surgery.
  • Healing prayer for Kathey who is fighting cancer. Asking for peace of mind during this difficult time for Kathey and her family.
  • Healing prayers for H.
  • Pray for Jane who is recovering from brain surgery.
  • Comfort for W.
  • Prayers for Scott as he transits home from long term stay in the hospital – pray protection over his body and immune system, and for continued healing. Thanks be to God for getting him home!
Thank you for praying for our Elders and Deacons:

Elders:  Brent Alderman, Jeff Arkills, Rosanne Bacon, Doug Bernd, Bruce Drollinger, Michele Elledge, Marcus Huck, Janet Krieger, Carla Kupp, Loel Labberton, Rich Milhorn, Linda Sorenson, Jeff Steere, Robin Stuber, and Shan Trick.

Deacons: Mike Bealer, Ken & Jeanne Breeding, Joe & Connie Buckley, Doug & Janet Doty, Anneliese Eastridge, Loxi Engebretson, Edith Figueroa-Gonzalez, Debra Girard, Al & Nancy Harding, Rick Larsen, Matt & Sarah Miles, Rinda Mills, Cindy Peugh, Monte Schilperoort, Cathy Simons, Peggy Steere, Alicia Stephens, Steve & Kathy Stermolle, Carol Stuhley, Barbara Toweill, Don & Jennifer Ulmer, Gloria Valencia, Jake Weber and Doris Wheeler
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)

LORD, Hear our prayers!  We love you Jesus – in your name we pray, AMEN.

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